The leaflet "Introducing Toothbrushing:  A guide for childminders"  has been published by NHS Scotland and will support childminders to meet National Care Standards. 

Young children need help with toothbrushing on a daily basis.  Brushing at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste in the home can help prevent tooth decay. In addition, Childsmile has developed a national supervised toothbrushing programme where each child brushes once a day in nursery or targeted school settings. 

Childminders can offer supervised toothbrushing to children in their care on days when they do not attend another establishment which carries out the toothbrushing programme.

The leaflet which was developed in partnership with stakeholders such as SCMA and the Care Inspectorate.  

The toothbrushing leaflet for childminders is available to download with other useful information on the Childsmile website in the resources section under downloads.

The leaflet will be useful to childminders, parents, staff and other interested parties.